Newcrest announces changes in officials


NEWCREST, operator of the Lihir gold mine in New Ireland, announced on Friday that executive general manager Craig Jetson, responsible for Lihir and Cadia in New South Wales, Australia, will be leaving the company at the end of this year.
Chief executive officer Sandeep Biswas also announced the appointment of Craig Jones, former executive general manager Wafi-Golpu, in a new position as chief operating officer of the company. “We are very grateful that Craig Jetson has agreed to remain with Newcrest until the end of the 2019 calendar year to support the transition of his role to Jones, before he leaves us to pursue other opportunities,” Biswas said.
“Jetson will remain focused on the Lihir agreements review and community issues throughout this period, and his legacy will be protected.
“He has been a great friend to all Lihirians, and will always be remembered for his support for the community.”
The company clarified that Jetson had not only turned around the operational and financial performance of the Lihir mine, a considerable achievement in itself but also showed his heart for the island and its people.
The company described his “trupla man, trupla meri” initiative against family and domestic violence, and the personal support he and his wife Teresa had shown for the community, as inspirational.
It said that, together with Craig Jones and Lihir’s general manager Chris Jordaan, the company stands firm in its commitment to see the Lihir agreement review process through and in addition reaffirms its commitment to Lihir, its people and the relationships the company had built over the years.